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Montreal Canadiens Legends Challenge: Out of Pocket

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Henri Richard is voted out on the tenth day.

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After taking a day off to enjoy the Super Bowl, the Montreal Canadiens Legends Challenge returns, with the 11-time Stanley Cup champion Henri Richard being knocked out on day ten.

Some comments:

  • Tough decision time now. Hard to eliminate a guy with that many Cups but just not as critical as the others.
  • His number’s retired for a reason and he has 11 Cups to his name but he wasn’t the dominant player of his era.
  • A great player, but not unlike Dickie Moore, a lesser, complementary light to heart and soul talents like his older brother, Maurice, and Le Gros Bill. To sum up, he was an important piece, but not a cornerstone. Others remaining on this list all merit “cornerstone” consideration.

The voting is becoming more interesting now as we head toward the final throes of this project, as opinion will now begin to split on the greatest players in the franchise’s history.

Here is the summary of the first ten days:

Voting for day eleven is now open. If you are uncertain who is left in the field, refer to the primer in the first article of this series. Voting cutoff is 11:00 PM EST on Monday.